Qualifications & Experience
- Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, or a related field. MBA or relevant postgraduate qualification is a plus.
- 10 years of progressive experience in trading within the financial industry, with a focus on global markets.
- Strong understanding of financial instruments, market dynamics, and risk management principles.
- Proven leadership experience, with the ability to inspire and manage a high-performing team.
Competencies & Behaviours:
- Results-oriented with a focus on achieving measurable outcomes.
- Flexibility/adaptability to change.
- Strong analytical and organizational skills.
- Excellent analytical and decision-making skills, with the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
Trading Strategy and Execution:
- Develop and implement effective trading strategies aligned with the bank's risk appetite and financial objectives.
- Execute trades in various financial instruments, including but not limited to currencies, fixed income, and derivatives.
- Assess and manage market risks associated with trading activities.
- Implement risk mitigation strategies and ensure compliance with risk management policies and procedures.
Market Analysis and Research:
- Stay abreast of global and regional market trends, economic indicators, and geopolitical events.
- Conduct thorough market research to inform trading decisions and identify emerging opportunities.
- Ensure adherence to relevant regulatory requirements and reporting standards.
- Collaborate with compliance and legal teams to address regulatory concerns and implement necessary changes.
- Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including Risk Management, Finance, and Operations, to align trading activities with overall business strategies.
- Build and maintain relationships with external partners, brokers, and counterparties.
- Provide strong leadership to the trading team, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
- Develop and mentor team members, promoting skill development and career growth.
Performance Monitoring and Reporting:
- Develop and implement key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of trading strategies.
- Provide regular reports to senior management on trading performance, risk exposure, and compliance metrics.
- Stay informed about advancements in trading technologies and recommend upgrades or implementations to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.